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I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

Some of you may find it hard to believe but I was actually thinking we could end 2014 on a high note with something good happening. I guess you know I was wrong again. Some Black dude in New York ...

Chatter That Matters

Octavia Elizabeth Noble shed several tears as she walked across the stage at the Al Lawson Center at Florida A & M University (FAMU). During the school’s recent commencement ceremony, Noble graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree ...

The Social Whirl

The holiday season doesn’t have to end. Keeping the spirit of peace, love, joy and happiness is a daily way to be gratified, grateful and inspired. Let’s keep it at all times. And for some, the whirl of celebrations are ...

Booker T. wins BK Champions Bowl

BOCA RATON — Tranise Harris was more than a little nervous when it appeared the Tornadoes high school football team at Booker T. Washington was about to have their first loss in more than two years at the inaugural Burger ...

The good, bad, ugly in 2014 sports

2014 was quite the news-breaking year in the world of sports entertainment. Basketball superstar Lebron James shocked Miami Heat fans when he opted to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Michael Sam and Jason Collins became the first openly gay athletes ...

Hell and back: Black chef crowned Hell's Kitchen winner

Chef La Tasha McCutchen performed well throughout Season 13 on Fox Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” So when she was selected from four chefs to face emotional chef Bryant Gallaher in the final two, she knew she could win. “Honestly, I was ...

12 songs of Black Christmas

For decades, artists have headlined Christmas with songs about Black life, holiday traditions, lovers and dreams. Whether it's the 1970's "The Temptations Christmas Card" or saxophonist Kenny G's "Miracles: The Holiday Album," these records don't get played until this special ...

Chatter That Matters

The Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc. provided the community with a concert classic at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. The pews were filled with pews music lovers. The stars included guest artist Nicole Yarling, Jean Collahuazo, soprano soloist, ...

The Social Whirl

In the spirit of this season of giving, The Miami Alumni Chapter, Tennessee State University provided funding for one hundred dinners for the homeless for the third consecutive year during Thanksgiving. This is a priority project for the chapter. Santa ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July 24 - July 26, 2015. Call (786) 873-6353, (786) 356-9263 or visit the class Facebook page. Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops ...

Winning streak

These days, offensive lineman Teaki Fuller is shaking off the haters. The Booker T. Washington High School sophomore and football player says he and his fellow teammates are being carefully watched by other schools, which are just wishing and waiting ...

Kobe Bryant eclipses Michael Jordan

The Black Mamba has finally caught his idol at least in one category. Kobe Bryant this past weekend finally eclipsed Michael Jordan as the number three most prolific scorer in NBA history. He moved into third place behind Karl Malone ...

Sony's next film will star Reverend Al Sharpton

By now most of America has at least heard of the racially charged email exchange between Sony executive Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin. The embarrassing exchange made public by hackers shows Pascal and Rudin mocking President Barack Obama's possible taste ...

The Social Whirl

With the fast approaching holidays the community whirls with parties, concerts, meetings and get togethers; activities for young and old. And we are blessed to have such wonderful choices yet are reminded of the reason we celebrate and pause to ...

Chatter That Matters

Residents and business owners were well represented at the Florida Department of Transportation’s State Road 7/US 441/NW 7th Avenue Corridor Study Public Workshop held last Thursday evening at the Joe Celestin Center in North Miami. Each workshop provides the community ...